Hello, my lovely readers!
A while ago I wrote a review on Anna Bright’s The Beholder which came to me in a box subscription box. I basically devoured the book, so I was excited to finally pick up the second part of the duology!
The Plot (according to Goodreads):
When Selah found true love with Prince Torden of Norway, she never imagined she’d have to leave him behind. All because the Beholder’s true mission was a secret Selah’s crew didn’t trust her to keep: transporting weapons to the rebels fighting against the brutal tsarytsya, whose shadow looms over their next port of Shvartsval’d. A place Selah hoped she’d never go.
But gone is the girl who departed Potomac filled with fear. With a stockpile of weapons belowdecks and her heart hanging in the balance, Selah is determined to see the Beholder’s quest to its end.
This is going to be a short review, as I have nothing to say but I LOVE it.
The story becomes so much more complicated, dark, and fascinating than in the first book and I was immediately hooked.
Hello, my darling readers!
Today I want to talk about The Beholder, another stunning book that I received via subscription box. So let’s see what the excitement is all about!
Selah’s life is in tatters. Everything she had longed for gone down the drain. When her marriage proposal is rejected, Selah’s stepmother ships her off to find a suitable husband. After all, she is the daughter of Potomac’s leader, so this is her job. What will she encounter on the quest that sends her all the way to England, Norge, and even darker realms?
So, I’m not a fan of romance books, but this one has won me over. It’s not too sappy (although it gets close sometimes) and there is more going on than just a princess swooning over some cute guy.
I love that Anna Bright drew her inspiration from so many different sources. No spoilers here – you’ll see for yourself should you decide to pick up the book. Let me just tell you that it’s a lot of fun discovering those little things that obviously influenced her. She doesn’t go over the top with this or produce what feels like a cheap copy. Instead Bright creates something that is unique and fun to explore.
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This week I’ll talk about some fall reading recommendations.
Most of the books I mention in this post are from book subscription boxes. That means I had no idea I would end up having them. I already finished reading some of them, others are still waiting on my shelf. In any case, I am super excited about them!
The Beholder by Anna Bright
I recently finished this one. It’s the perfect book to curl up with when it’s raining outside. Add a cup of tea and get a splendid day.
Anna Bright drew her inspiration for this book from quite a few sources and you can clearly spot them while reading. She did a great job and – although I am usually not a fan of romance novels – I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
Sorcery of Thornes by Margaret Rogerson
After I had finished The Beholder I picked up Sorcery of Thornes. I only got started a couple of days ago but I’m already hooked. The novel is about bad ass librarians, magic and dangerous, talking books. How could I not love this?